Arbitration

Arbitration

We regularly represent clients in arbitrations in Saudi Arabia, with a particular specialization in construction disputes. For international arbitrations, our agreement with the elite, Magic Circle law firm Linklaters allows us to offer our clients specialist experience from leading international arbitration teams based in London and Paris.

Representative experience of both teams includes:

  • A major contracting company in a Saudi arbitration against a member of the Royal Family in relation to a construction dispute. Despite the defendant’s desire for the case to be dealt with via the judiciary, we were able to effectively override his political influence and successfully argue for the implementation of the arbitration clause in the contract between the parties;
  • A large contracting company in defending a Saudi arbitration claim brought against it by the transferor of a subsidiary company;
  • A UAE-based major telecommunications company in an ICC arbitration concerning a dispute with a minority shareholder regarding an investment in Africa;
  • A Saudi Arabian company against a German manufacturer of medical appliances in an ICC arbitration arising from the termination of a distribution contract;
  • An African State against a claim by a Dubai-based entity in ICC arbitration for alleged breaches of a contract and a settlement agreement;
  • A major international oil company in an ICC arbitration against Persian Gulf-based parties concerning the explosion of a factory;
  • A prominent state-owned UAE company, in a high-stakes, high-profile arbitration in relation to a major investment in Africa. The dispute related to the termination of joint venture and concession agreements;
  • A major television broadcasting company in an ICC arbitration against several other major media, broadcasting, and licensing companies from the Middle East, for violations of a cooperation and services agreement;
  • A leading worldwide advertising group in an ICC arbitration concerning the purchase of the remaining minority shares of a group located in the Middle East;
  • A prominent Middle Eastern media executive in an ICC arbitration against one of the biggest Middle-Eastern media, broadcast, and licensing groups in relation to the termination of employment and service agreements and the adverse party’s effort to implement certain claw-back provisions of related compensation agreements; and
    A leading Egyptian energy company in an arbitration which arose under a Sale and Purchase Agreement between our client and a third-party Seller
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